Worcester Hall

Worcester Hall Exterior Photo

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Named after a county on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Date Opened: 1959

Co-ed hall living -- Traditional bedrooms
151 capacity, 76 rooms
76 women, 75 men


MAIL
Letters and small packages will be delivered to your mailbox in the first floor lobby area.
Packages and registered mail will be received at the North Hill Service Desk in the basement of St. Mary's Hall.

LAUNDRY
Room 0199
4 Washers and 4 Dryers

BIKE RACKS

There are no bike racks located in or around Worcester Hall.

Secure bikes to these racks only. Any bicycles found locked to handicap ramps, outdoor railings, trees, or in stairwells will be removed. Bikes left here over the summer are considered "abandoned" and will be removed from bike racks.


VENDING & PAY PHONES

There are Pepsi and snack machines in the laundry room, 0195, and a full vending area off the basement of St. Mary's Hall.
There is a pay phone is in the lobby.

Pepsi refills 800-626-3935
Pepsi repairs 800-562-6800
Snack machine refills 800-511-5340

Refunds:
www.dbs.umd.edu/corp

Change machine refunds 800-229-7837


RECYCLING
Collection points:
Laundry room 0199 and lobby: Plastic, glass, metals, aluminum, and newspaper

ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 
ASBESTOS
Floor tile: Throughout, nearly all spaces
Pipe Insulation: Some rooms, many but not all pipes
Additional Asbestos Information

LEAD
Paint: Some exterior; rarely on interior
Solder on Copper Pipes: Copper pipes with lead solder
Additional Lead Information


HEAT
The heating system is a hot water convector system. Air in the room is drawn into the convector at its front near the floor and passes across the hot water coils to transfer heat into the room. There is a valve on the lower left side of the unit which needs to be turned counterclockwise to allow complete circulation of the hot water.

The number one problem encountered during the heating season is when residents block the radiator with a bed or a large piece of furniture. This blocks the air flow to the unit and prevents proper operation. Consider this when you arrange your room.


EXTRAS
BUNKING BEDS -- If you would like to bunk your beds, you may do so by borrowing the pins for oak bed ends from Resident Life's South Campus Office in 0200 Calvert Hall.

MICROWAVE OVENS are not allowed in the resident rooms. Some floors own a microwave oven which is secured in the floor lounge; check with your RA.


PEOPLE TO KNOW
Building Services Staff Assignments
Cheryl Nelson, x47465, North Hill Zone Supervisor
Keenan Turner, Assistant Zone Supervisor
Lizeth Chavez, Building Chief

Brian Hain, x43486, Biologist

North Hill Community Staff
Wendell Vaughan, South Campus foreman
Dale Hough, Maintenance
Stanley Proctor, Maintenance


NEED A JOB?

Employment opportunities are available year-round, including summer full- or part-time positions. Summer jobs have discounted housing.

Call x57440 or come to our Student Employment Office, located in the Leonardtown Office Building, for additional information.